Digital Staff

Eric Balderas, Information Technology Coordinator
San Antonio, TX
Eric Balderas joined the RAICES team in early 2015. As a Legal Assistant, Eric was responsible for data management in the RAICES Family Detention program that assisted families detained in the Karnes detention facility. Realizing that he hated working, Eric sought to make his job more efficient by integrating coding and software development with his legal work. He became RAICES’ first IT staff member in 2017 and currently works together with the Software Development team to promote data security and software innovation. In his off time, he enjoys browsing Facebook, sleeping, and yoga.

Brendan Colthurst, Chief Technology Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Brendan is a graduate of Columbia in New York City and has worked for a number of digital agencies including Organic Inc. and VSA Partners. Brendan was the CTO and technical co-founder of Wine Direct, a SaaS e-commerce and logistics business, and the managing partner of Disposable Television, a digital video production company.

Mackenzie Crone, Senior Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, CA

Eric Duan, Information Technology Coordinator
San Antonio, TX

Gerso Guillen, IT Technician
San Antonio, TX

Mariel Moore, Digital Marketing Strategist
San Antonio, TX
Mariel brings years of digital marketing expertise from both large and small companies to her role at RAICES. She is responsible for consulting internal teams on digital marketing strategies designed to inform the public about the issues we champion and engage supporters with the causes that matter.

Mariel graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio-TV-Film and began her career in print magazines, working for Cooking Light and Health among other national titles. She gradually honed her digital skillset and made her way to the digital marketing world with ever-expanding digital marketing roles within healthcare IT, software, and financial services companies. She joined RAICES in May of 2019 and lives and works in San Antonio, TX.

Julian Ubaldo, Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA

Eva Lieu, Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA

Justino Mora, Senior Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA